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Is 2020 Braun’s last year in Milwaukee?

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Posted: January 07, 2021, 8:14 PM Post
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I think it all comes down to if there will be fans in the stands. Braun probably wants, and definitely deserves, a final game at AmFam where he can be taken out in like the 7th inning to a standing ovation. Why come back to an empty stadium? He just did that last year.


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Posted: January 07, 2021, 9:00 PM Post
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I think it came up at one point and he certainly does not care for any standing ovation or “going out” party stuff.

He does, however, want fans in the stands and a normal baseball season.


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Posted: January 09, 2021, 10:16 AM Post
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jjgott said:
I think it all comes down to if there will be fans in the stands. Braun probably wants, and definitely deserves, a final game at AmFam where he can be taken out in like the 7th inning to a standing ovation. Why come back to an empty stadium? He just did that last year.



He deserves a "Joe Mauer" moment. Mauer caught his last inning in the big leagues. If he does return, let him play an inning at 3B on his final day.

The Packers getting approval for 6,000 fans in the playoff games is a start. I can't see any reason that by opening day there's not 25% capacity by opening day even if you have to fans entering the park showing proof of being vaccinated.


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Posted: January 09, 2021, 2:51 PM Post
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His “Joe Mauer” moment would have to be an inning at SS. Pretty sure before the 2020 season or maybe 2019 he thought he could play SS.


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Posted: January 09, 2021, 3:05 PM Post
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I can't for the life of me remember the details but there was a time where suddenly the Brewers had no MLB shortstops available. I remember Braun really trying to get a shot at it to finish out the game. They made a move the next day to cover until someone came off the DL and I recall wondering if it was possible they were going to bring CC out of the office to play a few games.


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Posted: January 10, 2021, 11:08 AM Post
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I think it came up at one point and he certainly does not care for any standing ovation or “going out” party stuff.

He does, however, want fans in the stands and a normal baseball season.



I think he would like closure, a loud standing ovation at Miller Park, and all that "going out" stuff. This is Ryan Braun for crying out loud, and I think we know, for right or wrong, his pride and swag. He'll get all this in time..... just has to be a bit patient.


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Posted: January 10, 2021, 1:43 PM Post
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A look back on his 5 year, $105M contract extension. I didn't do any deep analysis but I was curious about it. Graph shows Braun's value relative to MLB free agency according to Fangraphs, and shows that he was a good value in 2016 but a bad value all of the other years and overall.

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Posted: January 10, 2021, 2:44 PM Post
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Can you take 2020 out of it and see the overall then?

"I'm not as good as I was but in big moments I'm still the guy. I want that opportunity." -Ryan Braun


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Posted: January 10, 2021, 5:16 PM Post
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Would the Brewers want to risk Braun leaving the field to a chorus of boos? Depending on the opposing team for the game I think the idea that he'd leave to a rousing and standing ovation isn't a guarantee.


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Posted: January 11, 2021, 8:43 AM Post
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If the Brewers are looking for the "Braun should retire as a Brewer" sentiment, then they can always sign him to a one-day contract when he's ready to retire so he can announce his retirement in a Brewer uniform.

They should only sign him to a one-year deal if they think it helps the team. Resources are scarce this offseason, so they shouldn't be used for sentimental reasons. I think that with Yelich, Cain, and Garcia as our starting OFs, the Brewers will probably spend their resources elsewhere. It would probably be unwise to go with Urias at 3B and Vogelbach at 1B, but spend money to bring Braun back as a 4th OF.

If Braun decides to play one more year, it probably won't be in Milwaukee.


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